Plate 1264X. East Creek 1945 – 2006 Viewed northwest down the Middle Fork of East Creek in Bryce Canyon National Park. The 1945 image shows a gully that the Park Service had treated in 1935 to control erosion. Wooden check dams were installed and the area reseeded. The check dams have slowly rotted away and there is no sign of recent erosional events. Ponderosa pine has increased despite a number of light surface fires set by the Park Service to restore ecological conditions. Black sage has declined, while native grasses appear to have increased. Green rabbitbrush has increased to the left of the old gully in an area prescribe burned by the Park Service. The road is no longer used and has naturally revegetated.
Original photograph (Acc. 395, Cat. 3933, Photo 40) taken on June 15, 1945; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 23, 2006 - - Photo No. 5662-26. Original photograph held by the National Park Service, Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT.
Conifer, Sagebrush, Dry Meadow
South West: Section 11, Range 4 West, Township 37 South; UTM 395400 E, 4161750 N; elevation 7,980 ft.